Re: CT 2010 - PRELIMINARY ROUND
Date: June 06, 2010 12:01PM
KingKent vs. 123456: Winner: 123456
The game was marred by an incomplete finish due to the game freezing up on both players. A judgment call by impartial observer (g) was agreed to by all parties involved and under the supervision of tournament supervisor Rippe.
KingKent in Grenada vs 123456 in Nicaea:
The tale of this game was told in the first year. w/ Leon as KK's only useful land in Spain. Leon was 40K Dev. +2 to start the game and looked to be a huge force for the Kings empire. Then after turn 2 the King confessed that he had hit "clear orders" instead of attacking his jewel of a neighbor, and wouldn't you guess, boom. Start of turn 3 and there was a fort in Leon.
Flash to the east, 123456 jumped out of the gate running, w/ the successful taking of Greece and Macedonia, 123456 found himself w/ a run of dev. lands that extended into Europe. Seizing on the opportunity he land grabbed for the first 3 years and watched as Kent slowly took Spain and France.
While the war was waged early in Europe both players moved North. Once Russia and England were secure to be developed their attention turned to the battle once again. A bloody good battle waged in Germany quickly spread South and soon Italy was in full blown war. By now the game began to slow to an almost snails pace and both players commented on their frustration. Long periods of silence were then punctuated by brief moments of game play and bloody battles.
In the end, 123456's troops had secured Italy and were moving West. The game was far from over but the tale had been told. There were excruciating 2 to 4 minute waits between the processing and place orders.
By this point the scoreboard was clear. 123456 had amassed quite an impressive empire and he had the funds to back it up. By the end 123456 had twice the empire and money of kingkent, the troops were rolling and times were good for 123456.
Then the Big Freeze. Longer an longer the wait became. No one moved or even breathed for fear the game would crash, which in the end it did anyway.
A very well played game by 123456, kingkent would later lament that he will take the whole year to get mad and will return w/ a vengeful fury in 2011.